Dropping off some stuff down at Recyclery tonight and bumped into Marilyn Price as she threaded her way through the small knot of folks digging through derailleurs, fenders, forks and other for-the-project items. As she went past, she called that anyone could take a second and vote on the computer that was set up in the work area.
Turns out that Trips for Kids director Marilyn Price is a finalist for the national Volvo for Life Award. Winners are determined by online voting and if she wins in her category - “Quality of Life” - TfK will receive $100,000. This is a good thing for them, obviously, as it gives them a pretty good hoist in their efforts to run a cycling projgram for underserved youth.
You can click here, then choose “Marilyn Price” and click “Submit”. Go ahead. It’s free. You don’t have to register. It’s a good thing. That’s step 1 of 2.
If you don’t know anything about Marilyn or the Trips 4 Kids project, go here for more info. It’s pretty simple to start one in your town - she’s drawn up plans and everything. More than 40 chapters now and growing!
Step 2 of 2 is to email three friends who are cycling interested/obsessed, have them vote and contact three more friends to do the same. It gets all viral and everything and pretty soon everyone is doing it!